Westminster man charged with second-degree assault after allegedly punching woman in face
By Jennifer Turiano
Carroll County Times|
Dec 31, 2018 at 3:55 PM
A Westminster man was arrested Sunday, Dec. 29, after he allegedly slammed a woman’s face into a nightstand and punched her in the face repeatedly.
Scott Andrew Vansickle Jr., 28, of no fixed address, was charged with three counts of second-degree assault and one count of malicious destruction of property valued at less than $1,000. He is being held without bond as of Monday, according to electronic court records.
According to the statement of probable cause, a Maryland State Police trooper was dispatched to the Boston Inn in Westminster regarding an assault around 7:40 p.m. on Dec. 29. When the trooper arrived, he wrote in his report, Vansickle was beating his hands on the hotel room door and said that if the officer did not help him, he would kill himself.
Vansickle then ran from the trooper and began arguing with another man in the parking lot, according to the statement, and when the trooper put him in the rear of a marked Carroll County Sheriff’s Office vehicle, “he stated he was going to break out of the window if he was not let out.”
The woman whom Vansickle assaulted said she was with him, another woman and another man in a hotel room “to drink and hang out,” according to the report. She also told the trooper he “grabbed her by her throat and slammed her onto the bed at the back of the room. He then pulled her off the bed by her hair and slammed her face into the night stand.
“She advised once she stood back up he grabbed her by the neck again and slammed her back onto the bed,” the report states. “Once on the bed he began punching her in the face.”
The trooper wrote in his report that he observed the woman’s shirt was ripped on the left shoulder by the neckline, there was a large red mark on the left side of her neck, and her left eye was swollen and red.
Vansickle was later transported to the Carroll County Detention Center, where it was recommended he be seen by a doctor at Carroll Hospital because he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs, according to the statement.
“Once he was taken inside the hospital he began using derogatory comments to the female nurses and the African American security guard,” it states.